EXPERT OPINION: INDUSTRIAL BIO-ECONOMY
Published on 03/5/2014
The Paris Agricultural Fair took place between 22 February and 2 March, and Pierre-Alain Schieb, holder of the NEOMA Business School Chair in Industrial Bio-economy discusses the importance of the industrial bio-economy.
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The Agricultural Fair has become a traditional part of Parisian life at the beginning of every year. It is a constructive event, where families can meet the farming world, bringing together urban and rural life.
Meanwhile, behind this showcase, French agriculture is reaching a turning point: the CAP, launched in 1962, will be forced to change direction over the coming years.
Developing a bio-economy that uses the whole of the plant to produce biomaterials to replace petrochemical products is one possible solution, and it is within the reach of European countries.
The objectives of the NEOMA Business School Chair in Industrial Bio-economy go along these lines. “Beyond the Chair’s the regional or territorial dimensions, we aim to promote this notion of bio-economy, of circular economy, of replacing petrochemicals and at the same time to promote employment, company creation and the concept of the bio-refinery.”
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